Thanks for that summary, Enabler-Moose :-) !
Only the (possibly unnecessary) cost has held me back, newly retired as I am.
But your results and enjoyment might have pushed me over the edge.
C M I Barker | Gamlingay
> On 5 Aug 2019, at 22:09, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 8/3/2019 11:14 PM, ChrisB wrote:
>> Lovely, Moose! The scenes, I mean.
>> But I have been tempted to get the TZ200 for a while, but have stuck for the
>> moment with its predecessor, the TZ100.
> What's stopping you? ;-)
> I switched from a ZS40/TZ60 to a ZS50/TZ70 mostly for auto LCD/EVF
> switching, although also in hopes of better IQ from the change down from 18
> to 12 MP on the tiny sensor.
>> I get pretty decent shots from its lens but I’ll be interested to hear your
>> review of the newer and longer lens.
> That's tricky, in a way. The reviews aren't wild about the lens. OTOH, they
> say it's as good or better than the '100' up to the long end of the '100'. Of
> course, flat target lens tests are a long way from the kind of photos I take.
> About 40% of the shots I took Friday were at 360 mm eq., but the rest were a
> pretty good scattering across the FL range. And they are all of complex, 3D
> I'm pretty happy with them. I'm not sure what that may mean to others. I'm
> pretty pixel level critical, but OTOH, I have and use various post processing
> tools that do a lot to overcome moderate lens failings.
> The flutterby shot is an example. From the camera, it's not particularly
> impressive. Cropped about 40%, linearly, (16% of the original frame area),
> treated with Topaz Sharpen AI twice, once for sharpening and then for focus,
> Brightness, LCE, Curves, then masked FocusMagic after downsizing for the web,
> it's pretty darn good looking.
> If you like your results from the TZ100, I think you would like them from the
> My first digital camera was a compact, the Canon S110, 1.9 MP and 2x zoom. I
> got some good shots from it, and still have some prints I like. Since then,
> I've almost always had a "take anywhere", "always have a camera with me"
> Canon S110
> Fuji F10
> Fuji F30
> Canon A710
> Canon A650
> Canon G11
> Canon S100
> Samsung WG850
> Panasonic ZS40
> Panasonic ZS50
> I've also used various Oly E-PL and E-PM series and Panasonic GM1 & GM5
> cameras in that role.
> But for the last couple of years, I've not been happy with that function.
> Much as I had fun, and got good photos, with the ZS40 & 50, I've found myself
> not carrying the ZS50. Have I got too picky about IQ? I know its ISO failings
> in less than good light are a limitation. I'm hoping the ZS200 will cure me.
> :-) I'll have to see how the cut from 720 mm eq. to 360 sits with me. The
> image files are certainly nicer, and it's better at higher ISOs . . .
> Photographer, Cure Thy Moose
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